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John's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is very different now, we are able to dress well and food is available in my household. I have also got my livestock which will help me in the future and am debt free.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly does well to reach recipients at household level and give money to them directly, I don't see any problem in the way they operate.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for paying a debt of UGX 500,000, I bought a cow at UGX 500,000 and I have saved UGX 633,000 that I intend to use for paying school fees.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, my living standard has totally improved because we bought things we wished to buy for so long.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, first of all I became speechless and my heart was over filled with joy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy two cows at 1000000ugx, two mattresses at 220000ugx and clothes at 180000ugx. I'm planning to spend the remaining balance on food.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is means of helping me to get money for buying oxygen for ploughing.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is morning when I get up and all my family members are well not sick .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is hardship interms of getting the money for eduacating my children.